Tuesday, April 22, 2008

This Day in Auto History:

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly

Vittorio Jano of Alfa Romeo is born in San Giorgio Canavese, Italy
John Norman Romney Barber of British Leyland Motors, Inc. is born
Sir Frederick Henry Royce dies in West Wittering, West Sussex, England at age 70
Frederick R. Simms, founder of the Daimler Motor Syndicate, Ltd. in 1893, the Royal Automobile Club, and the first person to drive a motor car in Great Britain, dies in London at age 81
Ford Motor Company’s Wonder Rotunda opens at New York World’s Fair

Source: Automobile History Day By Day, by Douglas A. Wick

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